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An Algerian journalist that was sentenced to three years in prison was acquitted and is expected to be released after spending over a year in jail.

Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

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Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

Former Algerian policeman Toufik Hassani was convicted of "threatening police agents"

UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

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UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

Algeria journalist <em>Drareni</em> jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

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Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of anti-government protests.

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Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

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Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

Algerian activists have gone on a hunger strike and claim they have been abused in detention.

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the ...

Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years ...

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African ...

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

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Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

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Human rights groups demand release of Algerian journalist

Human rights groups are calling for the release of Reporters Without Borders journalist Khaled Drareni as Algeria cracks down on free speech while the coronavirus pandemic is going on.

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Algeria continues to target online media during coronavirus pandemic

Algerian authorities have blocked a third online news website that covered the anti-government "Hirak" protest movement, stirring condemnation ...

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In Algeria, Hirak protest movement continues with 'Coronavirus Radio'

With people forced to socially isolate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, one radio host has found a novel way to keep the Hirak protest ...

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Algeria, Morocco using coronavirus to curb freedoms, activists say

Algeria and Morocco appear to be using the coronavirus pandemic to quietly silence dissent and arrest journalists who are reporting on the ...

Algeria jails journalist for 'concealment of equipment' during protests

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Algeria jails journalist for 'concealment of equipment' during protests

An Algerian court sentenced to eight months in jail a journalist who had provided images of months-long anti-government protests to foreign ...

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Algeria using coronavirus panic to quietly arrest journalists: RSF

RSF has warned that Algeria is taking advantage of coronavirus to 'settle scores' with independent journalists covering anti-government protests.

Algeria journalist jailed in pre-trial detention

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Algeria journalist jailed in pre-trial detention

An Algerian journalist was Sunday ordered to be held in pre-trial detention, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and rights ...

Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

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Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

Activists jailed and protest camps destroyed, hundreds arrested for breaking curfew, and prisoners jailed in overcrowded unsanitary conditions: ...

Algeria arrests independent journalist: media watchdog

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Algeria arrests independent journalist: media watchdog

Independent Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has covered anti-government 'Hirak' protests, was arrested Friday.

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